Google Pixel 2 - render based on rumors
After seeing various renders and photos allegedly showing the upcoming Google Pixel 2
and Pixel XL 2
, we may now have an announcement date for the two handsets. According to Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), Google wants to unveil the smartphones on October 5. Blass also has it that both next-gen Pixels should be powered by a Snapdragon 836
processor - which hasn't been announced yet, but will most likely be a bit more powerful and efficient than the mighty Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (found inside the just-unveiled Samsung Galaxy Note 8
, among other high-end devices).
Interestingly, last year's Pixel
and Pixel XL
were announced on October 4, so the new Pixel
family is bound to be announced exactly 1 year and 1 day later.
As you may have already heard
, the 5-inch Pixel 2
is likely manufactured by HTC, while the 6-inch Pixel XL
2 is seemingly made by LG. This would explain their different (yet not too
different) appearances, as the larger model is expected to employ a near bezel-less design, while the smaller handset should have pretty prominent bezels at the top and bottom of the screen.
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will almost certainly become the world's first smartphones to run Android 8.0 Oreo
out of the box. We're pretty excited about their upcoming release. Are you?